Mike Castle: I'll Win, But "It Won’t Be An Overwhelming Victory"
Moderate Delaware GOP Senate candidate talks Obamacare, Bush tax cuts, judges, and more.
1:59 AM, Sep 13, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Castle, who says he's pro-choice on abortion during the first 12 weeks of gestation, said he "absolutely" still supports federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research. But he opposes partial-birth abortion and taxpayer funding of abortion. Of course, one of the most important issues for abortion opponents (and other conservatives) is the Supreme Court. In 2006, both of Delaware's Democratic senators voted against confirming Samuel Alito (as did just one Republican, Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island).
Although moderate Republicans like Kirk and Brown said on the campaign trail they would have voted to confirm Alito had they been in the Senate, Castle would only strongly hint that he would have done so:
And Castle said of Obama's most recent Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan:
Castle could probably be more conservative than he is and still get elected. But he is who he is. And he can win. And he would vote with conservatives more often than liberal Democrat Chris Coons would.
Will that be enough for Delaware Republicans? Or will they prefer Christine O'Donnell, who is ideologically pure but has trouble telling the truth, and will almost certainly lose the general election according to the polls?